Nigerian officials said top ranking Boko Haram suspects arrested in Kano while they were traveling to the country’s capital, Abuja.
Governor of Kano Province said Abdullahi Umar Ganduje said in a speech the arrest was a product of collaborative effort between the residents and security agents on information sharing, Vanguard reported.
“the Boko Haram members were arrested with many cell phones and weapons with the intention of attacking residents but God thwarted their efforts,” Ganduje said.
Speaking further, Ganduje revealed that “these success would not have been possible also without the support the state government is according security agents, just recently the state government repaired and bought new vehicles worth N300 million for the Police.
Also other security agencies like the Nigerian Army, NDLEA, Nigeria Immigration Service, FRSC, NSCDC, Hisba Board and the Vigilante Group”.
The governor noted that with the security challenges facing Falgore forest area in terms of Cattle rustling and Kidnapping, especially resident in Tudun Wada, Doguwa and Sumaila, the federal government has converted the forest to shooting range for the Nigerian Army On the citizens welfare, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje added that no fewer than 300 medical doctors, two thousand health workers and 1,000 sanitary inspectors have been employed to enhance access to health care services and improved sanitary.
Emir Sunusi II had in his remarks called for more vigilance on activities of suspicious persons whose missions are inimical to desired peace. The Emir therefore appealed to the federal and state government to do more on poverty reductions to curtail crime and criminality.